Wyberton

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Coordinates: 52°57′15″N 0°02′28″W / 52.954041°N 0.041179°W / 52.954041; -0.041179

Wyberton
St Leodegar's Church, Wyberton - geograph.org.uk - 102124.jpg
St Leodegar's Church, Wyberton
Wyberton is located in Lincolnshire
Wyberton
Wyberton
 Wyberton shown within Lincolnshire
Population 3,790 (2001)
OS grid reference TF316414
    - London 100 mi (160 km)  S
District Boston (borough)
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Boston
Postcode district PE21
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Boston and Skegness (UK Parliament constituency)
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Wyberton is a village in Lincolnshire, England. It lies just south-west of Boston, and on the B1397 – the former A16 London Road – between Boston and Kirton. The A16 along the former East Lincolnshire railway line bisects the village.

Wyberton is one of eighteen parishes which, together with Boston, form the Borough of Boston. The local government has been arranged in this way since the reorganization of April 1, 1974, which resulted from the Local Government Act 1972. Wyberton forms an electoral ward in itself. Since the local elections in May 2011, Wyberton has 2 Boston Borough Councillors, Cllr James Knowles (Conservative) and Richard Austin (Boston District Independents)

Hitherto, the parish had formed part of Boston Rural District, in the Parts of Holland. Holland was one of the three divisions – formally known as "parts" – of the traditional county of Lincolnshire. Since the Local Government Act of 1888, Holland had been in most respects a county in itself.

History[edit]

Wyberton was mentioned in Domesday Book of 1086. when it consisted of 36 households and had a church.[1]

The lost hamlet of Tytton was mentioned in 1316 and is now represented by Tytton hall, a modern farm-house, near which is the moated site of the earlier mansion. Margart Tytton of Wyberton married John Coppeldyke, who was Sheriff of the county in 1488. The Tytton name does not appear in the Register Book of 1538, and the family had probably become extinct by that time.[2]

Landmarks[edit]

Site of Wyberts Castle

The parish church is a Grade I listed building dedicated to Saint Leodegar and dating from the late 12th century, although it was rebuilt around 1420. The chancel was rebuilt in 1760 and the church was restored by George Gilbert Scott Junior about 1880. The original church had a crossing tower which collapsed in 1419. The font is 15th century and there is a charity board in the north aisle dated 1794. In the north aisle there is a 14th-century black marble slab to Adam of Frampton and his wife. Records in the Chancery Court refer to proceedings between 1426 and 1432 where Roger Derrys, a London mason, was suing for payment following the rebuilding of Church tower and nave. The chancel rebuilding was carried out at the same time as the refronting of the Rectory, now Wyberton Park, by the Rector Dr John Shaw.[3]

Wyberts Castle is a scheduled medieval moated site located at the south end of Wybert Lane, about 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Wyberton. Excavations undertaken in 1959-1960 revealed remains of stone structures on the eastern half of the island, associated with pottery which suggested that the moated site was occupied during the 12th and 13th centuries and possibly until the 15th century. In the 18th century it was known as 'Wells Slade', suggesting that it was held by the Wells family who had a manor in Wyberton in the 14th century. The name 'Wybert's Castle' is thought to be of late 19th-century origin.[4]

The village public house is the Pincushion Inn on London Road to the south of the village.

Population of Wyberton Civil Parish
Year 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961 2001
Population[5] 477 353 487 530 584 647 646 659 627 653 664 829 1,809 2,889 3,790

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wyberton". Domesday Map. Ann Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tytton". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "St Leodegar". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Wyberts Castle". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Vision of Britain". Retrieved 30 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Wyberton at Wikimedia Commons